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Going Global: Valuable Resource for Job Seekers Worldwide

Going Global is a valuable career resource that can be useful to Penn State World Campus students and alumni, no matter where you are based. The service provides a range of career and employment resources for finding employment and transitioning into a successful career in a foreign country. If you are currently based outside the…

Highlight Your Transferable Job Skills for a Great New Career

Whether you move into a different field of work or transition among an assortment of job titles, it is critical that you can speak the language of transferable skills. The days when people stayed in one job — or even stayed with the same company — for their entire career are long gone. Instead, today’s workers…

What Interviewers Want to Know

During an interview, potential employers want to gather information to gauge whether you, the position, and the organization are a good fit. Here are some generic questions—and examples of specific questions—an employer may ask in an interview. Use these as a guide for your preparation. Taking a few moments to answer these questions out loud…

Get an Insider’s Perspective: Success Tips on How to Conduct an Informational Interview

If you want to know what an occupation is like, ask someone who has direct experience in that field. This is not a job interview. Rather, it allows you to learn if a certain occupation would be a good fit for you. Once you have found someone to interview, use these tips to gather your…

The importance of your online presence during a job search

Social networking sites are doing much more these days than connecting people over the Internet. According to the Jobvite 2015 Recruiter Nation Survey, only 4% of recruiters don’t use social media in their recruitment efforts. Having a noticeable presence can put you ahead of the rest in your job searches. Employers may look at your…

Networking Tips Learned from a Penn State World Campus Career Counselor

If you’re like many online students, at some point you may find yourself contemplating what your next step should be after receiving your Penn State World Campus degree. The career counselors at Penn State World Campus are a great resource for helping you plan your next move. One of the most important lessons I learned…

Upcoming Online Career Fairs and How to Prepare

Take advantage of these great opportunities to attend an online career fair offered by Penn State Career Services. Log in to learn more about potential employers — and interview from the comforts of your own computer! Hiring Our Veterans Recruitment Day Tuesday, November 10 3:00–6:00 p.m. ET If you are a military veteran, this is…

Career Change: Jobs Within Your Organization: Part 1

When people talk about career changes, they often equate this idea with changing companies. However, many adults return to college to advance or change their career while planning to stay with their current employer. Here are some considerations when making such a change, starting with self-assessment. I will cover more considerations in a second blog…